Burning with Desire (BOK)

Geoffrey Batchen

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In an 1828 letter to his partner, Nicphore Nipce, Louis Daguerre wrote, "I am burning with desire to see your experiments from nature." In this book, Geoffrey Batchen analyzes the desire to photograph as it emerged within the philosophical and scientific milieus that preceded the actual invention of photography. Recent accounts of photography's identity tend to divide between the postmodern view that all identity is determined by context and a formalist effort to define the fundamental characteristics of photography as a medium. Batchen critiques both approaches by way of a detailed discussion of photography's conception in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He examines the output of the various nominees for "first photographer," then incorporates this information into a mode of historical criticism informed by the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. The result is a way of thinking about photography that persuasively accords with the mediums undeniable conceptual, political, and historical complexity.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1999 Forfatter Geoffrey Batchen
Forlag
MIT University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780262522595
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 19cm x 22,8cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 582 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd